Romer Labs, a global supplier of food safety diagnostics, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of the food safety and GMO businesses of Strategic Diagnostics Inc.

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The deal accelerates Romer Labs’ move into food pathogen detection and augments its product and service range, making it a complete supplier for food safety solutions, according to the company. Romer Labs will take over all the staff members of the food safety and GMO division, including those in R&D, sales & marketing and production. It will continue to run the business out of Newark, Delaware.